blueEnergy delivers energy, water, and sanitation to some of the world’s most isolated, marginalized communities, providing a foundation for health, education, and economic opportunity within the context of a changing climate. Our community-based work provides an immersive, enriching learning platform for future global leaders interested in energy, water, climate change, and international development. Learn more about our impact and the communities we serve.

Community Development

blueEnergy has used its award-winning approach to deliver a variety of practical energy, water, sanitation, and climate change solutions to more than 30,000 people on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and 16,400 people in Ethiopia.


This filter has helped me economically and helped me avoid being sick a lot of the time… now we know we can drink this water with confidence”

Victorino Leon, BlueFields, Nicaragua

Global Leadership

We've trained over 400 future leaders on the ground, providing them with technical skills and cultural immersion. We also participate in associations and global events to give voice to the isolated poor.


“You have to develop skills of empathy, to listen, to understand, and to work with multicultural teams. Today you have to develop a different way of working and different way of thinking. You can’t get ready for that in the classroom.”

Mathias Craig, Executive Director to FIU and blueEnergy alumna, Ana Correa

There are no quick fixes where we work. Our award-winning, community-based approach takes more time, but produces better results.

We don't give things away

We look for beneficiary participation in the form of financial contribution, labor, and hosting support to signal an interest in and commitment to the solutions we offer.

We stick around

We work to create lasting impact by building local capacity, working with local government institutions and other key stakeholders, and staying engaged with the people we serve.

We take diversity seriously

Solving the complex challenges we take on requires many perspectives. Our team reflects the diversity around us and we make it a point to listen carefully to the voice of indigenous people, women, and youth.


Mathias Craig

Executive Director

Mathias co-founded blueEnergy in late 2003 and provides the organization with leadership across its geographies and impact areas.


Andrew Clark

International Operations Director

Andrew joined the blueEnergy team in 2016 and supports international operations as well as serves as the US Country Director.

Guillaume Craig

Nicaragua Country Director

Guillaume co-founded blueEnergy and drives the organization's vision, strategy, and execution of community development efforts.

Pauline Stephan

France Country Manager

Pauline joined the blueEnergy team in 2016 and oversees volunteers, Fellows, and project proposals from France to support blueEnergy Nicaragua.


Sandra Pavon

Nicaragua Associate Director

Sandra joined blueEnergy as an accounting intern in 2008 and is now responsible for leading the day-to-day operations in Nicaragua.


Dr. Shayra Ebanks, MD

Program Director

Shayra joined blueEnergy in 2013 and leads the program team in Nicaragua in driving sustainable community impact across our thematic areas.

Gladys Luna

Senior Methodologist

Gladys joined blueEnergy in 2014 and champions the organization's methodologies which form the backbone of its sustainable impact.

Jacky Bauley

Ethiopia Coordinator

Jacky coordinates funding and operational partnerships while overseeing project execution in Ethiopia and is the Délégué Général of blueEnergy France.

Board of Directors


Bruce Noda

Board Chairman
Retired Principal,
William M. Mercer, Inc

Florencia T. Castro-Leal

Senior Economist, Ph.D.
Consultant, World Bank

Gabe Novais

Board Treasurer
Product Strategy, Airbnb

Joshua Rogol

Dir. of Sales, ViZn Energy Systems

Mathias Craig

Executive Director, blueEnergy

Michèle Grégoire

France Director, blueEnergy

Maricela Kauffman

Researcher in social and cultural development of indigenous women

Matt Flannery

Director Emeritus

Colette Grinevald

Director Emeritus

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For more information on the Global Leadership Program, including an application, click here. For all other inquiries, please reach us using the information below:

1595 Walnut Street
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (415) 509-0155


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